Soccer never ceases to amaze us. Unbelievable stories that are played on the lawn, worthy of a fictional movie. On September 21, during a Concacaf League match (the second continental competition in North and Central America) that pitted Inter Moengotapoe against Olimpia de Tegucipalga, the home team lined up Ronnie Brunswijk, 60, Vice President of Suriname with a very extensive curriculum, but not precisely because of football.
Brunwijk is not only known in Suriname, but he has built a reputation, both good and bad, throughout Central America and part of the rest of the countries. Suriname’s current vice president and owner of Inter Moengotapoe built a reputation as the country’s guerrilla leader.
He played as a starter and lasted sixty minutes on the pitch, but he will not be able to play the second leg because he is in search and capture by Interpol. Brunswijk, who in his youth was bank robberYes, he’s on Interpol’s criminal list. The Netherlands judiciary is looking for him for drug trafficking. You cannot leave Suriname.
The match ended with Olimpia’s win by zero goals to six, but the show did not end there, with Brunswijk the show had to continue and he did what he does best: convince people with money. The footballer for a day, in his campaign to be vice president, convinced the suburbs by throwing tickets from a helicopter. This time, to honor the visiting team, at the end of the game he approached the visiting dressing room and distributed tickets to the rival players, that crowded to receive their prize.
Concacaf has launched an investigation into what happened at the end of the game. It could sanction both clubs. Olimpia has issued a statement communicating it and putting itself at the service of the investigation.